Bowfell


Experience God’s Goodness in Creation

We walked down to St John’s Church in the glorious sunshine on Thursday to take part in Experience God’s Goodness in Creation.  Members of St John’s congregation lead stations for us to visit focused on Harvest and the wonders of the natural world.

Harvest of the earth, the soil, the grain, the oceans and the animals involved us in drawing, using our sense of touch, spotting things in pictures and thinking about where things come from that we might take for granted!

Many thanks to all the volunteers from St John’s who made this experience so engaging and especially to Pam whose thorough organisation ensured a  smooth and successful morning.

Back at school we have made pledges about how we could make a difference and these are on our tree in the library. They are really worth a read as there are good ideas for us all. If we can each do a little bit, those little bits add up to a big bit! What might you pledge?


Toddler Taster

Thank you to everyone who came along to our first Toddler Taster session of the year in our wonderful new outdoor area.  Despite the rain, we had so much fun: making creations in our mud kitchen; chasing dinosaurs; exploring in the sand; pouring water in our water-wall and dam; cutting up spaghetti; mixing colours and making patterns with paint and foam.


Harvest Festival

This morning we celebrated Harvest at St John’s Church, The children led the service which included contributions from every class in songs, poems, prayers and reflections on the importance of saying thank you and making extra efforts to not waste the wonderful food we have. Our school councillors will be taking all our gifts along to Kendal Food Bank so our neighbours in need in our local area will benefit from our kind donations. Thank you all for your contributions and to Rev Bryan and all at St John’s for helping us mark this important time in the church year. 


Dear Zoo

Congratulations to everyone in Bowfell who recited the whole of Dear Zoo complete with actions and facial expressions!  No evidence of any nerves in their first live performance for the rest of the school.


Lunch at Levens

All our new Nursery and Reception children are settling well into the routines of our dining hall and enjoy a healthy nutritious lunch with all their friends every day.


Bouncing at Brockhole

Reception and Year One had a brilliant time on the Tree Top Nets at Brockhole on Thursday. They enjoyed climbing, bouncing, crawling through tunnels, whizzing down slides and playing football in the trees to name just a few things! After 2 hours of non-stop activity the sun made its appearance for lunchtime which was enjoyed beside the lake. There was just enough time for some forest school games in the woods and an explore in the playground before home time.


Musical Extravaganza

Today, we held our summer Musical Extravaganza – our celebration of children’s musical talents. Parents, wider family, staff and pupils were treated to solo and group pieces on piano, guitar and violin. From those just starting out to the soon to be leaving Year 6 children, all showed their skill and determination. Thanks must of course go to our dedicated music teachers, Mr Duesbury, Mrs Hurley and Mrs Rainbow.


Sports Day

We had our annual celebration of sport. With everyone spilt into four teams, we ran, we jumped, we kicked footballs and we wanged wellies.

It was a close fought affair with only 3 points between first and second but purple team were the winners.


Toddler Taster Summer Fun!

It was lovely to see so many little ones (and their grown ups too!) enjoying our final Toddler Taster session of the academic year this morning. The drizzle and clouds didn’t spoil our Summer Fun themed morning where children enjoyed games of hook a duck, blowing bubbles, painting rainbow bread, making sand dough pictures and playing in our sensory ice cream tuff tray – just to name a few of the activities we had on offer.